How to Win Darius vs Xerath Counter Matchup Darius is in the a tier of champions

Darius vs Xerath

How to Beat Xerath as Darius in LoL Xerath is in the b tier of champions
Fighter Tank
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How to Beat Xerath as Darius

based on 4,715 Darius vs Xerath matchups
Win Rate
48.4 %
K/D/A
1.86
Pick Rate
3.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of rated LoL games that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Xerath as Darius came out of an examination of 4715 ranked matches where both champions faced off against one another. This champion matchup is fairly rare. Darius fights Xerath in only 3.6% of his games.

Darius vs Xerath Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Darius does a below average job of countering Xerath. Typically, he wins a lowly 48.4% of the time the champions face one another in. In Darius against Xerath games, Darius’s team is 0.1% more likely to earn first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Xerath.

Best Darius vs Xerath Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Hearthbound AxeSheen

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
Trinity ForceForce of NatureDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Sterak's GageMaw of MalmortiusDead Man's PlateSpirit Visage

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerhaste summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Darius to level up q
>
Second ability for Darius to level up e
>
Last skill for Darius to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
Darius's passive ability p
Darius q ability q
Darius w ability w
Darius e ability e
Darius's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Xerath as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Xerath

Darius benefits greatly from enhanced survivability. The longer you can prolong a fight, the more powerful he becomes.

Noxian Guillotine does more damage the more attacks you can land prior to it. Use Noxian Might to deal maximum damage.

Decimate is a powerful harassment ability. Strike an enemy from maximum range for the greatest effect.

Advice to Win Against Xerath

Xerath's range can be intimidating, but most champions who close distance with him can trade favorably.

Banshee's Veil will make it much harder for Xerath to land Shocking Orb on you.

Xerath takes a long time to engage Rite of the Arcane. Watch for his spellcast animation and start dodging.

Darius vs Xerath Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
48.4 %
VS
Win Rate
51.6 %
Xerath Image
6.9
< Kills >
5.2
5.9
< Deaths >
5.2
4.1
< Assists >
9.7
1.52
< Killing Sprees >
1.19
167
< Minions Killed >
92
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.42
15,053
< Physical Damage >
571
133
< Magic Damage >
21,462
3,962
< True Damage >
1,249
19,148
< Damage Dealt >
23,283
29,575
< Damage Taken >
15,144
12,056
< Gold Earned >
10,601
2.33
< Towers >
1.61
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
6,125
< Total Healing >
1,144
14,504
< Experience >
12,421
18
< Vision Score >
37
8
< Wards Placed >
18
163
< Time Dealing CC >
177

How to Counter Xerath with Darius in LoL

The stats shown on this page feature some significant Darius vs. Xerath counter statistics that can help us distinguish the differences and similarities between the two. Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Xerath’s ratio of NaN, showing that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Xerath..

Darius normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, he receives more damage than Xerath. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Darius and Xerath

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Xerath
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Xerath

Who is Better, Darius or Xerath?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Darius usually loses when facing off against Xerath, with a 48.4% win rate. As a result, Darius makes a poor counter for Xerath.

While Darius does have a lower win rate than Xerath, when they face off with one another, Darius also has a much lower difficulty level that makes him a less difficult character to develop with. You should be careful when picking Darius into Xerath.

Furthermore, Darius has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Xerath. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Darius vs Xerath matchups, Xerath is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Darius is a somewhat poor counter to Xerath. You will do well by focussing your tactics on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Darius against Xerath.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Xerath Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xerath as Darius, we analyzed 4,715 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Xerath as Darius comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Darius to counter Xerath during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius typically racks up more CS as Xerath. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to have in your Darius versus Xerath build include Trinity Force, Force of Nature, and Death's Dance. When Darius combined at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better versus Xerath than with most other typical builds. In fact, Darius boasted an average winrate of 48.4% when countering Xerath with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest chance of crushing Xerath as Darius, Darius players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets players chose for Darius vs Xerath counters, this mixture of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 48.4% win rate overall.

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